These unique earring posts were handmade using the lost wax casting process. A mold of quartz crystals was taken, cast in brass, and soldered to sterling silver earring posts. Handmade in Chicago by Therese Kuempel, each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.
- All brass used is nickel free
- Materials: Brass with sterling silver posts
- Handmade in the USA
Therese Kuempel is a metalsmith and sculptor based in Chicago. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied sculpture, metalsmithing, and both large and small scale metal casting. Her jewelry is hand-made in her Chicago studio/home where she aims to create well-crafted designs that are both unique and empowering to the wearer. Designed with strong, clean lines, her jewelry is inspired by a juxtaposition of organic formations and geometric shapes. She aims to suspend the wearer in an ethereal place: a place between the impermanent, delicate organic and the impenetrable, industrial qualities of metal.